“POOF!!” It’s a Patio!

We’ve been talking about this patio since we bought the house.  Literally.  We had to demo the deck and get grass a growin (plus save a few pennies) to get here, but we’re here!

After much discussion, tutorial review and looking around at options Jake and I made an executive decision and subcontracted this portion of our to-do list out.  We definitely know we could have done it ourselves and eventually it would have been a success.  However, we ticked off a few irritating and difficult things for us to deal with since we have city disposal and restrictions on recycling.

  • Delivery of materials and storage
  • Disposal of unused materials like gravel, dirt, pallets

Ok, those are the only 2 real negatives I can think of right now, but I’m gonna go ahead and claim that the sheer jubilance and happiness over the new patio is making me forget why we even thought to do it ourselves! 🙂 I know, I know get to some photos already…

Day 0:


Day 1:


Day 2!


We chose to go with a local company and after taking a look at some of their work and their product, we signed them up to install Techo Bloc pavers that gave us the look and feel of clay brick, but a bit  more durable than the clay.   Our landscape company did an awesome job with the scheduling (2 days early even), communication, setup, and cleanup.  You would’ve never known there was even a pile of dirt on the driveway after they were finished.  And my plug of the day goes to LCM Plus!  If you’re in the area, check them out.  Joe and his crew were awesome – great people and excellent, professional service!


Needless to say after getting through a Memorial Day weekend full of rain and hitting the 90’s the last day or so, we are thrilled to be ready to enjoy this area for the rest of the summer!



Time to put my feet up and have a cocktail, I believe…it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?  🙂

Have a great weekend!

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